1984's 'Paperboy' resurrected via Oculus Rift and Kinect

Credit: Vimeo

Back in 1984, Atari was the center of the console gaming universe, and the original NES was still a fledgling Japan-only curiosity. It was a simpler time. It was the time of Paperboy. Gamers would compete with one another to see who could sling the most 8-bit hunks of "paper" onto doorsteps and into mailboxes (or through windows, for those more vindictive gamers out there).

Surely such a simple, lighthearted game has no place in the gaming landscape of today. As it turns out, nothing could be further from the truth. More than ever, Paperboy's day in the sun has come. We can rebuild it. We have the technology. Specifically, we have Oculus Rift and Kinect sensors — and of course, stationary bikes.

Ladies and gentlemen: meet Paperdude. Developed by Globacore, Paperdude has been developed to recreate playing paperboy in the most immersive fashion possible, old-school graphics included. Check out the vid below to see it in all its faux 8-bit glory. Awkward as the set-up may look to onlookers, the entire project is pretty awesome.

Globacore, via Engadget

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